NAMI Peer-to-Peer

This free program is for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Know that you are not alone. One in four people is affected by mental illness.

Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-week course taught by individuals living with a mental illness who have completed special training as mentors for others in recovery.  The course includes education on individual empowerment, family and peer support, relapse prevention, communication skills, advanced directives, mindfulness exercises, and more. Peer-to-Peer provides tangible resources, survival skills for working with providers and the general public, exercises to help focus and calm thinking, and a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to prepare ways to cope before they are needed. The class follows a structured format, in a confidential setting, providing emotional support, information and resources, and coping skills.

Some questions answered in the Peer-to-Peer education program include:

  • What do I do in a crisis?
  • How can I help prevent or prepare for a relapse?
  • What are all these medications for?
  • What local services am I missing out on?
  • How do I take care of myself in all of this?
  • What is an Advanced Medical Directive and how do I get one?

Upcoming Classes – dates are subject to change

Registration Required: To register call Jeff Conley at 804-285-1749 or email:

 Previous Classes in 2019:

Richmond – January 15th
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
NAMI CVA Conference Room
1904 Byrd Ave. Suite 205
Richmond, VA 23230

Richmond – October 1st
Tuesday Evenings, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
NAMI CVA Meeting Room
1904 Byrd Ave. Suite 205
Richmond, VA 23230


Petersburg – October 1st 
Tuesday mornings, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
District 19 CSB – 2nd Floor Board Room
20 W. Bank St.
Petersburg, VA 23803


More classes will be added throughout the year. Please feel free to check back or call the office for questions about future classes.